women’s voices

Tattoos are a sure way to dissociate oneself from the rest of society. Tattoos are seen as a physical, visual resistance to the conservative world that we are now living in. The tattooed lifestyle will always be resistance-oriented. The act of being tattooed is, in itself, confrontational to the status quo.” (Adapted from Shannon Bell, “Tattooed” in Body and Culture) Respond to the above quote. What do you think are the reasons people get tattoos? You may agree, disagree, or partly agree with Shannon Bell’s assertions.